Sport Saints vs. Packers odds, line: 2020 NFL picks, Sunday Night Football predictions from model on 101-67 run
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The Browns outlasted the Bengals in the battle of the Buckeye state.After having one of the worst quarterback performances in Week 1, Baker Mayfield responded with a gem in Week 2. Facing a much easier opponent, Cleveland’s offense rolled early on Thursday with big plays from Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham Jr. and Mayfield. By halftime, the Browns jumped out to a 21-13 lead.
Thewill be out to continue their recent dominance over the when the teams meet in a key NFC matchup on Sunday Night Football. The Saints have won the last two meetings with the Packers, including a 26-17 victory at Lambeau Field in 2017. New Orleans has also won the last three home matchups with Green Bay, including a 44-23 thrashing of the Packers in 2014, the last time they played in New Orleans. The Saints are averaging 43.3 points per game vs. Green Bay in their last three home games in the series.
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Kickoff from New Orleans is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. The Saints have allowed 28.5 points per game this season, while the Packers are allowing 27.5. The Saints are favored by three-points in the latest Packers vs. Saints odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 52. Before making any Packers vs. Saints picks, you need to.
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We are now two full weeks through the 2020 NFL season. There’s been some brutal quarterback play in those first two weeks. However, there’s also been some standout signal-callers making major noise. © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Mahomes has started the season right where he left off. Typically, this is the position that dominates the NFL MVP race. We’ve seen it at a near never-ending clip in recent years. In fact, each of the past seven NFL MVP awards have gone to quarterbacks. The last non-quarterback to win the award was Adrian Peterson back in 2012.
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Now, the model has set its sights on. You can . Here are the from William Hill and trends for Saints vs. Packers:
- Saints vs. Packers spread: Saints -3
- Saints vs. Packers over-under: 52 points
- Saints vs. Packers money line: Packers +155, Saints -175
- GB: LB had a career-high 1.5 sacks against Detroit in Week 2
- NO: Coach Sean Payton is 4-1 all-time vs. the Packers
Why the Saints can cover
New Orleans has an explosive weapon in tight end, a former Green Bay Packer. Cook is second on the Saints in receptions with seven for 93 yards (13.3 average) and one touchdown this season. He has one explosive play and has converted five first downs. In 2016, Cook had 30 catches for 377 yards and a touchdown for the Packers. He has three TD receptions in his past four home games.
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With(ankle) out of the lineup, the Saints will turn to wide receiver , who is third on the team in receptions with six for 90 yards (15.0 average). He has two explosive plays of 20 or more yards and has converted four first downs. Last week against the , Smith had five catches for 86 yards, the third game of his career with five or more catches. For his career, Smith has 52 receptions for 751 yards and 10 TDs.
Why the Packers can cover
Green Bay has started the season on fire. Quarterbackpassed for two touchdowns and had a rating of 107.6 in Week 2 against the . He is looking for his third straight road game passing for 300-plus yards and throwing two or more TDs. Rodgers has 1,049 yards passing (349.7 per game) and nine total touchdowns against three interceptions for a 114.7 rating in his past three games against New Orleans.
Running backcontinues to be a spark, as he piled up a career-high 236 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns against the Lions. He is one of four backs with 30-plus scrimmage touchdowns (32) since 2018. In the last meeting against New Orleans, he had 131 yards rushing and a rushing TD.
Sunday Night Football odds, line: Packers vs. Saints picks, predictions from expert who's 44-9
R.J White has his finger on the pulse of the Saints and Packers.Sep 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) signals after a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Gillette Stadium.
How to make Packers vs. Saints picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over the total. In fact, it says Rodgers and Brees will combine to throw four touchdowns. It also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time..
So who wins Saints vs. Packers on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time?, and find out.
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